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    How does this fit In with the range of calibers

    Sitting here bored in hospital so thought I'd start a discussion/can of worms thread. So my interest in rifles is for competition use and hunting use. Competitions shot are hunter class rifles and basr and max range is 200m although I have a going I play with at longer ranges just for fun. I run mainly 6.5 cal for some reason and see no need to change there. Winning comps isnt the be all and end all for I'm more about bettering myself and if I happen to get a place on the day that's just a nice bonus.ive been toying with the idea of dropping one or two rifles. The calibers I run are 6.5 06 which is a semi custom built rig, 6.5x55, 6.5g, 243, 223, 22hornet, 22rf. I have a few others but these are the ones mainly used. Thinking of dropping the 243 if the grendel proves just as accurate which wont be easy. Also 223 as well as the grendel could cover that base as well. The hornet is a good little shooter on the targets if theres no wind and good for beginners to use. Bit of a long winded spiel, gets boring fast in hospital....
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    you would be pretty well covered with the 6.506 the 223 and the 22rf all bases covered
    middle three are all pretty close and hornet is sort of middle ground between rimfire and the 223.....other than use lots less powder it cant do anything the .223 cant do better....
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    270 is a harmonic divisor number[1]
    270 is the fourth number that is divisible by its average integer divisor[2]
    270 is a practical number, by the second definition
    The sum of the coprime counts for the first 29 integers is 270
    270 is a sparsely totient number, the largest integer with 72 as its totient
    Given 6 elements, there are 270 square permutations[3]
    10! has 270 divisors
    270 is the smallest positive integer that has divisors ending by digits 1, 2, , 9.

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    Which hospital more to the point? I work in one of the hospitals in Auckland, could have a yarn...

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    If you are ill, I wish you a speedy recovery. FWIW, I can satisfy my shooting needs with (A) a few old 6.5’s plus a Tikka in the same calibre. With handloads, I think I’m as accurate as the next guy, both on range and in field. (B) MyHowa .223 being 1:9 twists loves Belmont and Aussie Outback 55 grain out to 300m on a still day.I’m pretty happy with its performance though I’ve thought of selling Howa and going 1:8 heavy barrel with 77 grain Belmont Black. The only reason is both my son and grandson are taking goats at 300 and gonging at 700 yards with their Howa heavies sending 77 gr pills.. I kid you not!
    I think we often have a ‘need’ for more, bigger, better, faster, shinier and such, but wisdom may suggest stick with two calibres only, such as I am trying to do.

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    I hear ya on the hospital front currently sitting in hospital with my 5 yro daughter cabin fever sets in very fast
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    Quote Originally Posted by HandH View Post
    Which hospital more to the point? I work in one of the hospitals in Auckland, could have a yarn...
    North shore

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    The other big problem is like many of us I love guns but the herd probably need a tiny thin out as they just aren't getting used

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    The 223 likes 45gr it must be a one in 12 or 14. It's a hard one as I like slightly odd rifles maybe because I'm slightly odd myself so we attract each other. The 243 is a savage mod 111 I think

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    6.5 06, 22 250, 22RF sell five buy a fast twist 250
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    Thought about a 250. The 06 leans more towards the target end of the scale to heavy to hunt with

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    Keep the 243
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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    Thought about a 250. The 06 leans more towards the target end of the scale to heavy to hunt with
    Then you really do need a 270
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    'Bother' said Pooh, as he chambered another round ... Wong Far King Way

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    well you got to keep the 22RF. Then the Hornet has to stay now that we have LiL-Gun.
    Hence the 223 Has to go.
    Now 243 vs 6.5x55 us 6.5-06. The 6.5 06 is odd, if its a good range rifle Keep it else gone.
    The 6.5x55 is probably a touch more versatile than the 243 so the 243 and 6.5-06 goes.
    If you Keep the 65-06 then sell the 6.5x55. as that too close and Keep the 243, the 243 dose a better job of filling in the gap left when the 223 & 6.5x55 are gone.
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    Good options leaning towards dropping the 243 and 223. Dont know why but it's at 6.5 for me. I guess it also cuts down on reloading components as well. Maybe the easier path would be give them to my partner modern world problems ay
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